Board Certification – Why it matters

An orthodontist with ABO Board Certification is personally committed to uphold the highest standards of speciality practice and continued education. Passing written and clinical exams that were developed and approved by their peers is a requirement of the ABO Certification process. This level of achievement has been obtained by a Board Certified Orthodontist through ongoing self-evaluation and additional voluntary education.

Importance of Board Certification for Ranking on

More than half of the members of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) are Board Certified. Board Certification was often used as a final determining factor when we had two or more orthodontists who scored similarly during our research and ranking process.

Why A Board Certified Orthodontist For Treatment?

The American Board of Orthodontics has been named the national certifying organization for dentofacial orthopedics and orthodontics by the National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards.

Board Certification

The accomplishment of board certification shows an orthodontist’s commitment to provide lifelong, high-quality care for patients.

The American Association of Orthodontists only accepts dentists who graduate from dentistry school and successfully finish an authorized orthodontic residency program. The organization represents over 19,000 orthodontists who practice in the US, Canada, and other countries.

They work to ensure that all orthodontic patients—children, adolescents, and adults—understand the significance and potentially life-changing advantages of orthodontic treatment. You may learn about different treatment choices, how to locate an orthodontist who is a member of the AAO in your region, what to anticipate throughout treatment, and much more. Have more inquiries? Visit their website.


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